What is the opinion of Reddit about the
AAO 2 Port HDMI KVM Switch 2×1, UHD [email protected], Powered by USB, Compatible with Windows Mac Linux, Support Normal Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Sliver, with 2 HDMI and USB Cables?

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1st Apr 2021

Best way IMO is to just use a KVM switch like [this one](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SY7ZVWM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_NH7H7QV08E54JNPX0ADK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1), it will let you switch your mouse, keyboard, and monitor between computers with the click of a single switch. Just plug in your mouse and keyboard in the front, and your display on the HDMI out, then hook up USB and HDMI inputs for PC1 and PC2 into their respective computers. There are KVM switches that will pass through more or less ports as needed, but expect price to go up with the number of ports.

The another option that’s not quite as elegant but can be a bit more flexible is getting a wireless mouse and keyboard that can store multiple devices and switch between them, and then use two different inputs on the back of your monitor to plug both computers into it. That way you just switch the mouse and keyboard over with their own controls, and change the input on your monitor seperately as needed. Might be some mouse/kb combos that can both switch with just a single keypress.

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You can also use free software like Synergry to seamlessly share your mouse and keyboard over the network, and just switch inputs manually on the monitor. The Synergy website only has paid versions, but it’s completely free and open source, so you can easily find free pre-compiled downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Might be a bit annoying going off of the screen onto the “other” display though.